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This Thursday: David Cronenberg’s “Crash” — the first in our AutoBody Film Program

13 Dec 2011

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Holly Hunter in David Cronenberg’s Crash (film still)

We’re kicking off our AutoBody Film Program this Thursday with David Cronenberg’s Crash, his 1996 film adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel of the same name. The film — rated NC-17 — tells the tale of a film director slowly drawn into a subculture of people who have transformed car accidents into erotic events (watch the trailer). I saw it way back when it came out: kind of curious how 15 years (!) have treated it. The movie starts at 6:30 pm, 15 December, Crowley Theater — no better way to kick off your holidays (than with a movie about car crash fetishes).

And don’t miss the other two nights in the program on 21 January and 11 February 2012. I’m particularly excited about Senna, Asif Kapadia’s 2010 documentary about the legendary Brazilian motor racing champion, Ayrton Senna. It’s won awards at both Sundance and the LA Film Festival, and looks great.